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Seferovic drills a low effort at goal, which causes Neuer to scramble across his goal towards the far post, but it goes wide of the goal. It's a tough ask for Benfica to get anything out of the game now, they haven't scored their last five Champions League games and don't look too threatening at the moment.
James put the ball in the perfect area for Sanches to sprint onto it and fire the ball into the back of the net. Bayern double their lead, it's ! It's Renato Sanches with the goal, scoring against his former club and he receives warm applause from the home supporters now, despite scoring against them.
He started the move off, sprinting forward with the ball from the edge of his own area, shrugs off a couple of challenges before picking out Lewandowksi, he crosses it to James in the penalty area, who chips the ball into the area and Sanches fires it home.
Lovely move and goal. Sanches tries his luck from long range, but he gets his effort all wrong as it flies high over the crossbar.
The midfielder has been warmly welcomed back here this evening, the club where he started his career, but left to join Bayern two years ago.
Hummels is the latest man to be shown a yellow card. Brief stoppage in play here as Lewandowski is down with an ankle injury, Benfica sportingly kick the ball out of play.
However, the Bayern striker is fine to continue and doesn't require medical treatment. Benfica grew into the game after chasing much of the early stages of the match.
Salvio forced Neuer into a strong save at his near post, but they haven't tested the Bayern goalkeeper enough this evening, despite a strong performance.
Improvement needed in the final third if Benfica are to come away with anything from this game. Bayern lead at the break after Lewandowski's early goal, but the visitors had more chances to increase their lead and put the game out of sight.
Robben with two excellent chances, but took slightly too long on the ball which allowed Vlachodimos time to make a couple good stops, to keep it at a single goal.
Cervi goes down after a coming together with Kimmich deep inside the penalty area, however he appears to wait for the contact from the right-back and then goes down.
Poor tackle by Kimmich, but luckily for the visitors, the Benfica appeals are waved away by the referee. Robben with a superb opportunity to double Bayern's lead just before the break.
Jardel is the third player this evening to be shown a yellow card, after he goes through the back of Lewandowski as he turns on the halfway line.
Not long left to play until the break now, can Benfica level the scoreline before half time or will Bayern manage to extend their lead?
It looks very comfortable for Bayern at the moment, playing it across the defence and midfield, making Benfica chase the ball. They'll then play a quick long ball up to Lewandowski or Robben to catch up with, which appears to be catching Benfica off guard.
Robben is played through on goal, but as he races through he goes down, perhaps clipping the heels of his marker and appeals for a foul.
However, the referee is not interested and allows play to continue, thus giving Benfica time to clear the danger.
Bayern are just slowing the pace of the game down now after a frantic couple of minutes controlled by Benfica. The hosts kept Bayern penned inside their own half and finally looked like threatening Neuer in the away goal.
Midway through the first half now and Bayern lead here, but Benfica are starting to threaten themselves and the crowd can sense it.
The atmosphere is terrific, really getting behind their team. First real opportunity of the game for the hosts, as Salvio forces Neuer into making a low save at his near post and push the ball around the post.
Much better by the Portuguese side, good response to going a goal behind. Benfica are now enjoying a good spell of possession, with every Bayern player forced into their own half to defend and press the ball.
However, they can't seem to get close to the Bayern final third and they've only had one long range effort at goal so far. Fejsa is the first Benfica man to be shown a yellow card after he handles the ball in midfield.
Another good chance falling to Robben, he drills a shot at goal from a tight angle. However, it fires against James who tries to divert it towards goal but it ends up going well wide.
Bayern enjoying plenty of success down the wings, with Robben and Ribery both cutting inside and looking to shoot.
Kimmich is shown the first yellow card of the game, after a coming together with Cervi. The referee is indicating that a swinging arm hit the face of Cervi, much to the fury of the Bayern man.
Bayern look dangerous on the counter, they are breaking forward with great pace and it is causing the Benfica defence a lot of problems.
They're enjoying more of the ball, but they seem to be lacking an attacking threat up top with the visitors defence looking comfortable.
Robben is played through one on one by a lovely ball by Kimmich, but Vlachodimos is quickly off his line to put the Bayern winger under pressure and force him to shoot wide.
Great opportunity to double their lead. That goal has certainly quietened the home supporters, you can only hear the jubilant Bayern supporters around the stadium now, delighted by the start made by their side.
Sanches feeds the ball to Alaba on the left, the Austrian drives into the box and spots Lewandowski in space on the edge of the six yard box.
Lewandowski with the early goal to put the German giants ahead here. It was a lovely move by Bayern, with Alaba getting forward down the left, pulling the ball back from the byline, straight to the feet of Lewandowski.
The striker sorted his feet out and the passed the ball into the bottom corner, out of the reach of Vlachodimos. Both teams are pressing high up the pitch, not allowing each other time on the ball.
Neuer is showing his influence from the back, always open for a pass and then switching the ball to the opposite flank or a direct long ball forward to catch Benfica out.
Despite their early possession, Bayern haven't been able to create any chances as of yet and it's an even game at the moment, with Benfica starting to grow into the game.
Bayern win the first corner of the game, which came about after an excellent storming run from midfield by Sanches. James whips the corner into the box, but it is headed behind for another corner, which is again well dealt with, except this time Benfica manage to clear their lines.
Bayern are dominating the early possession here, playing it neatly around the pitch but Benfica are pressing high and not allowing the visitors time to venture into their half of the pitch.
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